COVID-19 outbreak

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  • UK inflation spikes to decade-high 2021-12-15 18:29

    UK inflation spikes to decade-high

    TEHRAN - British inflation has rocketed to its highest level for more than 10 years on broad-based price gains, data showed on Wednesday, sparking fears that wages will fail to keep pace on the eve of a Bank of England interest rate decision.

  • Japan allocates $6.3m to strengthen COVID-19 fight in Iran 2021-10-26 18:12

    Japan allocates $6.3m to strengthen COVID-19 fight in Iran

    TEHRAN - The Government of Japan has signed a financial donation agreement with the World Health Organization to support the consolidation of national efforts to respond to the COVID-19 emergency across Iran.

  • Nearly 600,000 travelers tested for COVID-19 at borders 2021-09-11 19:30

    Nearly 600,000 travelers tested for COVID-19 at borders

    TEHRAN – Some 599,623 passengers have so far been screened for coronavirus by thermal tests at the country's official borders since March 10, Mehdi Valipour, head of Relief and Rescue Organization affiliated to the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), said on Saturday.

  • COVID-19 highlights benefits of breastfeeding 2021-07-31 17:16

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    COVID-19 highlights benefits of breastfeeding

    TEHRAN – Breastmilk is the best source of nutrition for babies and protects them against illness, disruption of breastfeeding can lead to a decrease in protective immune factors contained in breastmilk so that the next generations could be more vulnerable to future pandemics.

  • مسافر 2021-04-30 16:40

    Iran closes eastern borders as virus surges

    TEHRAN – Iran halted the entry of Pakistani and Afghan travelers and other foreign nationals from the eastern borders to the country to contain the new wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, IRIB reported on Friday.

  • Over 200,000 passengers tested for COVID-19 at borders 2021-04-24 19:00

    Over 200,000 passengers tested for COVID-19 at borders

    TEHRAN – Some 200,081 passengers have so far been screened for coronavirus by thermal tests at the country's official borders since March 10, Mehdi Valipour, head of Relief and Rescue Organization affiliated to the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), has stated.

  • COVID-19 screening for 100,000 passengers at borders 2021-04-04 18:02

    COVID-19 screening for 100,000 passengers at borders

    TEHRAN – Approximately 100,000 passengers have so far been tested for coronavirus at the country's official borders, head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society said on Sunday.

  • Rapid COVID-19 testing in Ahvaz as virus roars back 2021-02-28 18:08

    Rapid COVID-19 testing in Ahvaz as virus roars back

    TEHRAN – A COVID-19 rapid testing program is being implemented across the city of Ahvaz, southwestern Khuzestan province, as a new wave of the virus has pushed the city into a high-risk red zone.

  • Iranian Covid-19 vaccine shows no side effects on 21 volunteers 2021-01-25 18:04

    Iranian Covid-19 vaccine shows no side effects on 21 volunteers

    TEHRAN – Iranian-made coronavirus vaccine has been injected into 21 people through the first phase, which has not yet reported any serious side effects so far, Minoo Mohraz, member of the National Headquarters for Coronavirus Control has stated.

  • Martyr Soleimani plan: coronavirus screening for 61m Iranians 2021-01-25 18:01

    Martyr Soleimani plan: 61m Iranians undergone coronavirus screening

    TEHRAN – Some 61 million people across the country have been screened for Covid-19 infection under the national plan named after martyr Qassem Soleimani, ISNA reported on Monday.

  • Education for COVID-19 generation 2021-01-23 17:28

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Education for COVID-19 generation

    TEHRAN – As the global pandemic lurches toward a second year, numerous challenges and threats are targeting humanity, especially the education of over 1.5 billion students whose learning has been hampered due to school closures.

  • Operation Headquarters come to contain coronavirus 2021-01-12 17:49

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Operation Headquarters come to contain coronavirus

    TEHRAN – With the high prevalence of the pandemic in late October 2020, the Operation Headquarters for Coronavirus Control was established, which led to significant control of the disease in the country, as the number of high-risk “red” cities reduced from over 160 to 7.

  • Existing vaccines are effective against mutated coronavirus: Iranian expert 2020-12-29 18:15

    Existing vaccines are effective against mutated coronavirus: Iranian expert

    TEHRAN – The COVID-19 vaccines, which have been so far produced in the world are also effective on the mutated virus, so people who receive the vaccines will be protected against the new virus strain, Massoud Mardani, a member of the National Headquarters for Coronavirus Control, has said.

  • Iran tests first homegrown coronavirus vaccine 2020-12-29 16:42

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iran tests first homegrown coronavirus vaccine

    TEHRAN – COVIRAN BAREKAT, the first coronavirus vaccine made by Iranian researchers, was unveiled and injected into three volunteers during a ceremony on Tuesday.

  • COVID-19 vaccine 2020-12-28 18:10

    Homegrown COVID-19 vaccine to be mass-produced in 40 days

    TEHRAN – The production line of the Iranian coronavirus vaccine with a capacity of 1.5 million doses per month will be launched within the next 40 days.

  • Medical staff to be strengthened in fight against COVID-19 2020-12-26 18:31

    Medical staff to be strengthened in fight against COVID-19

    TEHRAN – Some 30,000 medical staff will be recruited to strengthen the healthcare system to effectively fight against the coronavirus pandemic, Health Ministry spokesperson Sima-Sadat Lari has said.

  • UK passengers entering Iran should be tested for COVID-19 2020-12-22 20:47

    UK passengers entering Iran should be tested for COVID-19

    TEHRAN – All passengers entering Iran from England should undergo diagnostic tests for the new COVID-19 strain, the head of the Ministry of Health’s Public Relations and Information Center, has announced.

  • Martyr Soleimani plan aims to contain COVID-19 2020-12-22 17:41

    Martyr Soleimani plan aims to contain COVID-19

    TEHRAN – A national plan named after martyr Qassem Soleimani has so far resulted in cutting the transmission chain of the coronavirus and increasing the interdisciplinary coordination.

  • Iran, Indonesia review trade opportunities in health sector 2020-12-14 18:23

    Iran, Indonesia review trade opportunities in health sector

    TEHRAN – Iran and Indonesia started the fifth joint meeting to review trade opportunities in the health sector virtually on Monday.

  • HIV control not halted amid coronavirus pandemic: minister 2020-12-01 18:45

    HIV control in Iran unfazed by COVID-19: minister

    TEHRAN – Health Minister Saeed Namaki has said that the COVID-19 pandemic will not threaten under no circumstances the HIV control program in the country.

  • Air pollution hiding behind COVID-19 2020-11-30 18:51

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Air pollution hiding behind COVID-19

    TEHRAN – With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, air pollution has been marginalized despite being much deadlier, causing over 7 million deaths annually, while the virus has just taken less than 1.5 million lives worldwide so far.

  • COVID-19 control better than expected: health minister 2020-11-29 18:20

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    COVID-19 control in Iran better than expected

    TEHRAN – Health Minister Saeed Namaki has said that the situation of coronavirus containment in the country is better than expected contrary to forecasts, and fortunately, new cases and deaths are declining.

  • COVID-19 lockdown moves most cities out of “red” zone 2020-11-28 18:30

    COVID-19 lockdown moves most cities out of “red” zone

    TEHRAN – Strict COVID-19 restrictions which took effect on October 26 have caused 87 out of 89 infected cities to get out of the high-risk “red” zone.

  • Iran among top five producers of COVID-19 rapid antigen-detection kits 2020-11-17 17:15

    Iran among top five producers of COVID-19 rapid antigen-detection kits

    TEHRAN – Iran is one of the top five manufacturers of coronavirus antigen-based rapid detection kits in the world.

  • COVID-19 outpatient facilities to increase fourfold 2020-11-16 18:45

    COVID-19 outpatient facilities to increase fourfold

    TEHRAN – Health Minister Saeed Namaki announced that the number of centers offering healthcare services to COVID-19 patients will increase from 1,200 to 5,000 in the future.

  • Diabetes prevention on closer consideration amid COVID-19 2020-11-15 17:43

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Diabetes prevention on closer consideration amid COVID-19

    TEHRAN – As long as people with diabetes are at higher risk of serious complications associated with COVID-19, diabetes prevention must come to a closer consideration than ever.

  • 8 Iranian coronavirus vaccines on WHO candidates list 2020-11-14 19:30

    8 Iranian coronavirus vaccines on WHO candidates list

    TEHRAN – Eight homegrown COVID-19 vaccines have been listed among 48 promising candidates of the World Health Organization (WHO).

  • معلم 2020-11-13 17:45

    Ultimate altruism: Iranian teacher fighting COVID-19 passes away while teaching on hospital bed

    TEHRAN – Maryam Arbabi, one of the committed teachers of Garmeh city in North Khorasan province, who was teaching on the hospital bed passed away after days of fighting coronavirus.

  • Daily COVID-19 tests to reach up to 100,000: minister 2020-11-10 18:24

    Daily COVID-19 tests to reach up to 100,000: minister

    TEHRAN – Coronavirus diagnostic tests being conducted daily in the country will reach up to 100,000 from currently 45,000, Saeed Namaki, the Minister of Health, has announced.

  • Benefactors donate $182m to counter COVID-19 2020-11-07 18:33

    Benefactors donate $182m to counter COVID-19

    TEHRAN – Philanthropists in Iran have made a total contribution of 7.7 trillion rials (nearly $182 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) in the fight against COVID-19, Shahin Mohammad Sadeghi, an advisor to the health minister, has said, IRNA reported.